US set to pursue policy of ‘peaceful pressure’ on North Korea: Tillerson


PV International Desk : The US administration plans to pursue the policy of “peaceful pressure” on North Korea over the communist state’s missile program, but will not seek the collapse of the country’s regime or “accelerated reunification” of the Korean Peninsula, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.

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“We have reaffirmed our position towards North Korea, that what we are doing, we do not see a regime change. We do not seek the collapse of the regime. We do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula,” Tillerson continued.